George Otigbah , Feb 15, 2007; 02:35 p.m.
Pots your question on Fashion Only Forum www.duroi.com/fashionforum
or even Model Mayhem
Im sure youll get some interesting if not helpful replies.
Double check everything and backup everything.
Depending on what your using
Have: Enough film fast and slow (light changes) Extra CF cards smaller sizes not 1 large Spare batteries for camera and flash. Back up camera back up flash.
Keep checking model availablilty and have cover for no shows. Mua, stylist, assitant, helpers the more they have to think about the less you do work with a team even if theyre inexperienced
Get a weather forecast and know where youre going to go if the weather is bad.
Have two bags or envelopes marked exposed dress #1 and dress #2 and palce film in them as soon as shot or know where your CF cards are and whats on them. If possible shoot raw and jpg
Take many exposures of the outfits in the same poses in case you lose frames due to scratching or Cf card failure not on one giant 8GB CF card rather use a few smaller ones.
Control the environment then photograph it (digital)or polaroid If it looks good place subject and control subject.
use polaroid, with digital shoot a test series 12 exposures of the selected poses. Find the one that works. Then another 12 of that. Once youve nailed the required pose wipe the frames off of the card and shoot many many frames of the pose that was good with minute variations in face expression and body pose.Do that with each major posing clothing change.
Dont develop film all at once do it in batches Download CF card to computer and to 2 discs.
No doubt therell be other things think like Harry Houdini the escapologist He left nothing to chance http://fashionfotonotes.blogspot.com/2006/07/in-fixcall-harry-houdini.html